We love the simplicity of these 3 ingredient scones. As the name states, they take only 3 ingredients! However, they certainly don't skimp on flavor. We love to serve these with fruit jam or curd. My husband really enjoys using them to make sausage and cheese breakfast sandwiches. However you serve them, they're well worth the minimal time and effort they take to make. You just can't beat homemade scones!
❤️ Reasons to Love This Recipe
- It's simple. With only three ingredients, it doesn't get any simpler than that!
- It's easy. To make this recipe, it's just a matter of combining the flour and sugar into one bowl and adding the heavy cream to make a dough.
- It's a one-bowl wonder for easy cleanup!
- It's eggless. If you're looking for an eggless scone recipe, this one does not require eggs at all.
- It's quick. You can have these ready to eat in 30 minutes or less.
- It's make ahead friendly. We like to make a batch of these to keep in the freezer for busy mornings.
- 3 cups self-rising flour. Self-rising flour already contains the baking powder and salt so you don't have to add them to this recipe. If you don't have self-rising flour, you can substitute all purpose flour but you will need to add 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt to it. Then stir to combine.
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar. You can reduce this amount to ¼ cup if you don't want your scones to be very sweet.
- 1½ cup heavy cream. Heavy cream is the key to light, moist, and tender scones.
Preheat oven to 425 F (218 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bake until lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
- Large bowl. This recipe uses only one bowl. Yay!
- Wire whisk. A whisk is best for aerating the flour, but a large spoon or fork will work as well.
- Rolling pin.
- Biscuit cutter.
- Baking sheet.
- Gluten Free - Substitute Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-Balking flour for the self-rising flour in this recipe. In this case, you will have to add 3 teaspoons baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Sugar Free - Substitute Swerve products for the sugar used in this recipe: Swerve granulated sugar. (affiliate links)
- All Purpose Flour - As mentioned above, you can substitute all-purpose flour for the self-rising flour. Use 2 cups of all-purpose flour plus 3 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Blueberry and White Chocolate Scones - Carefully stir in 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and ½ cup of white chocolate chips into the dough.
- Blue Cheese Scones - Reduce sugar to 1 tablespoon and stir 5 ounces of crumbled blue cheese into flour mixture before adding heavy cream.
- Mango Scones - Stir 1 cup of peeled and chopped mangos into the dough.
You can store any leftover scones in a freezer bag. They will keep in your pantry for a day or two, in your refrigerator for up to a week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. It's a great idea to make the scones ahead and freeze them, you can heat them one at a time in your microwave whenever you need a quick breakfast on the go.
💭 Top Tips
- Keep the heavy cream in the refrigerator until ready to use. Very cold cream works best.
- If you don't want to bother with rolling out the dough and using a biscuit cutter, you can simply shape it into a disc and cut it into 8 equal wedges, as we've done with these chocolate chip, apple, and lime scones.
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3 Ingredient Scones
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 425 F (218 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add flour and sugar to a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.3 cups self-rising flour, ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- Add heavy cream and stir until a stiff dough forms. You may need to knead the dough a bit with your hands to incorporate the dry ingredients. If necessary, add a splash more heavy cream.1½ cup heavy cream
- Turn dough onto a clean and lightly floured working surface and roll out to ½ inch thickness. Use a 3 inch diameter biscuit cutter to cut dough into rounds. Repeat as needed to use up all of the dough.
- Place unbaked rounds on prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve warm with butter and jam as desired.
Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- Don't leave heavy cream sitting out at room temperature for an extended period.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- Freeze within 1 week to avoid mold.